The Tribe of Vikings is a community of alumni, parents and friends of Augustana College athletics that passionately supports student-athletes and the development of their whole person.
In 1927, a small group of students founded the original Tribe of Vikings. Charter documents limited membership to male students and charged annual dues of a single dollar. The mission was "to stimulate interest in athletics and good fellowship of Augustana College."
Collegiate athletics has evolved in the last 90 years and the mission of the Tribe of Vikings has changed and expanded along with it. Augustana College now sponsors 25 varsity sports comprised of more than 700 student-athletes each year, and has an alumni network that spans the globe.
Members of the Tribe of Vikings are dedicated to enriching the integrated student-athlete experience by supporting Augustana’s elite-level Division III athletics program.
Tribe of Vikings members show support with:
• Philanthropy – making gifts to the athletic general fund or support specific teams
• Diversity and inclusion – fostering a community that reflects our diverse student body and supports ideas and activities that are welcoming to all.
• Career development – helping students and graduates gain skills and make connections in the workplace or graduate school.
• Engagement – attending sporting events, staying informed, joining us for special Tribe of Vikings activities, and spreading the word!
How to become a member
Make an annual gift at one of the four membership levels to the Tribe of Vikings fund, donate to the varsity team of your choice, or make a special gift to a capital project that strengthens the athletic program.
Tribe of Vikings members attend Augustana athletics events at home, away, or both; attend special Tribe of Vikings receptions or reunion events; and stay up-to-date on Augustana athletics.
Join the Tribe: contact Kyle Ekberg, athletics gift officer, 309-794-7244.